Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bad Vans

I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer wear Vans shoes.  At least not without some kind of arch support.  After working at a stand up desk for almost 2 months my back feels great but my left foot is killing me.  At first I thought it was because I was standing on a flat hard floor for 10 hours a day.  Then I got an anti-fatigue mat which helped a little but the pain in my foot was still there.  Eventually I figured out that it was the shoes.  Ideally I would wear running shoes every day.  There is nothing more comfortable than that.  Well wearing no shoes would be the best but I'm not going to be "that guy" in the office.  I also don't want to wear my running shoes because I know I'll reduce their life by about 75% if I do.  Time to go to the shoe store.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Delivery Day

Today is delivery day.  Once again the long road of a hard earned commercials masterpiece has led to the end of the line.  This was an interesting project as most of them are.  We tried things a little differently this time with me being a one man show for about 2 weeks prior to anybody else coming on.  This allowed me to lay the ground work for the lookdev and lighting team.  I basically did a lot of the tedious grunt work that is no fun at all.  Everything seemed to be moving along extremely well until the final 2 weeks when my bosses decided that we needed to go to 12 hour days 7 days a week.  This was a surprise but they were correct in their change of pace.  We ended up needing just about all that time to finish on time.  When this is all over I'm going to have to figure out what went wrong in the schedule to cause this.

Since our schedule change I have not exercised at all.  This morning I finally got myself on my treadmill and ran 3 miles.  It felt great.  I am definitely getting back on that wagon.  Derek is starting to get interested in the crossfit thing.  I look forward to doing that with him.

Another thing that I have put on the backburner since things got crazy at work is the freelance project I am doing at home.  I am planning on taking 2 days off prior to a 3 day holiday weekend to get caught up on that.